John is currently the CEO of Stonewall Kitchen, LLC. Headquartered in York, Maine, Stonewall Kitchen is a nationally recognized manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution company which was founded by industry pioneers Jonathan King and Jim Stott in 1991. Today the company has 9 retail stores throughout New England along with a cooking school and café; a thriving catalog and internet business which is all self-fulfilled; and a growing wholesale business. As one of the most awarded companies in the industry, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, extraordinary retail spaces, and exceptional customer service.
Prior to Stonewall Kitchen, John was a Senior Operating Partner at Centre Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, and the Chief Executive Officer at Distant Lands Trading Company, a vertically-integrated coffee company with farms and mills in Costa Rica and Colombia. Before that, John was an executive with increasing levels of responsibility at Bumble Bee Foods, helping grow the company from $400 million in revenue to over $1 billion. He started his career as a brand manager for Procter & Gamble, after serving for four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. John has triplet sons who are all currently serving as officers on active duty in the Army and Navy.